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10-13-2004, 11:19 PM #1
Fake Yonex Armortec 800 racket??..
i'm not sure if anyone here has encounter this or not(hopefully not), but I found a player who owns a Yonex Armortec 800, but with a much different color and overall length.
Color is not yellowish, but grayish/green. It has all the manufacturer's numbers, both on the handle and near the handle. Has a word SP printed near the top of the handle. The serial number on the top of the handle has a CH at the end of it(which means it was from China). I looked at the bottom of the handle and it has a regular Yonex/Japan cap. Near the head it says Made in Japan.
Is this another version of the Yonex Armortec 800??Or there is only one version of Armortec 800 with a yellowish color.
Anyone seen this racket before and can confirm if this is another version of AT800 or another fake racket. Thx again.
10-13-2004, 11:28 PM #2Originally Posted by ctjcad
PS: AT800 has two versions, OF(orange color) and DE(green color)
10-13-2004, 11:38 PM #3Originally Posted by bluejeff
the word "SP" is not printed at the end of a number. Just the word "CH"(which means China) is there, printed regularly at the end of the serial no.
The word "SP" is located on the long skinny part, near the top of the handle. It has a different font type, bolder and italicized.
By the looks of it, it looks "genuine", checked the bottom green cap and it looks regular.
Just the color of the racket is totally off and the length is about 1-2 cm shorter.
If i get a chance, I'll take pics of it to show-
10-14-2004, 12:23 AM #4
is there serial numbers on the bottom of the cap?
10-14-2004, 12:42 AM #5Originally Posted by jez7375
10-14-2004, 12:49 AM #6
you must post pictures. it is very hard to make much conclusion without pictures.
10-14-2004, 01:10 AM #7Originally Posted by ctjcad
I said "CH" and "SP" are not together in any way, meaning that:
If CH is on the shaft, then SP should not be on the cone.
If SP is on the shaft, then CH should not be on the cone.
As CH and SP are two different distribution.
1-2cm shorter is totally impossible for genuine rackets; It must be a fake.
10-14-2004, 07:52 AM #8Originally Posted by ctjcad
10-14-2004, 08:57 AM #9
I was checking Ebay and there is a chap who is selling these rackets for RBM 399. I did quiz him and he did say they were made in South China and not authorised through Yonex.
Here is a link to the auction -
Armortec 800 link on Ebay
Let me know what u think?
10-14-2004, 12:56 PM #10Originally Posted by Epsilon
And in his ebay description, he did say "You are bidding on Brand New Yonex Armortec 800(offensive) unstrung badminton racket. 100% Authentic and excellent quality!! " But in his email, he said, "not autherized..." so, needless to say anything now.
Wondering if anyone ever report this seller or not...
Also, read the recent feedback. Seems a buyer got screwed up by him 6 times!
Last edited by LazyBuddy; 10-14-2004 at 01:03 PM.
10-14-2004, 02:33 PM #11Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
10-14-2004, 03:19 PM #12Originally Posted by bluejeff
10-14-2004, 04:26 PM #13Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
Plus, it's kind of hard to track a guy down in China, considering its population....1,400,000,000+ people are in that land.....
More over, people in mainland China still have that "Japanese is evil" attitude from WWII going on. They thought the best way to support China is to buy China made Yonex rackets (which is what they refer as "JYY", in chinese is "Ja YY", which means fake YY rackets). It's kind of hard to beat down fake rackets like that, especially people are supporting it like crazy. From several very popular badminton forums and sites in China, more than 60% of users there buy Fake Yonex rackets, and we all know the real numbers would be acutally going to be a lot more than just 60%.
10-15-2004, 10:18 PM #14
Here are the pics of the Yonex AT 800 as promised..
hello again folks,
finally, i have the pics of the Yonex AT800 i mentioned the other day. So bluejeff, kwun and others interested, see if this is fake or not(I think most if not all of you will think it's fake). Anyway, I don't really know, but I'm starting to think also that it's fake. BTW, the person bought the racket in Indonesia. Thx-.
10-15-2004, 10:27 PM #15Originally Posted by ctjcad
10-15-2004, 10:44 PM #16Originally Posted by Woven
You can get this kind of fake in Asia for like 10USD.
10-15-2004, 11:39 PM #17Originally Posted by ctjcad
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